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Jazz Samba

Stan Getz

Charlie Byrd

1962

Jazz Samba

Album Summary

Jazz Samba is a bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd released by Verve Records in 1962. Jazz Samba signaled the beginning of the bossa nova craze in America. Stan Getz was the featured soloist and the tracks were arranged by Charlie Byrd, who had first heard bossa nova during a tour of Brazil in 1961. Getz and Byrd were accompanied by two bassists: Keter Betts and Joe Byrd, Charlie Byrd's brother who also played guitar. They were joined by two drummers: Buddy Deppenschmidt and Bill Reichenbach. The album was recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C. on February 13, 1962 and released in April of that year.Two songs, "Desafinado" (Off Key or Out of Tune) and "Samba de Uma Nota Só" (One Note Samba) were composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and were released as singles in the U.S. and Europe. Charlie Byrd wrote one song, "Samba Dees Days", while the rest were by Brazilian composers.Stan Getz won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado", and went on to make many other bossa nova recordings, notably with João Gilberto and Astrud Gilberto and the popular song "The Girl from Ipanema". Robert Dimery included Jazz Samba in his book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The painting on the cover is by Olga Albizu.

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Rating

3.54

Votes

5523

Genres

  • Jazz
  • Samba
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Sat Jun 26 2021
3

This is a tough album to rate. Just considering the jazz scene, this album razzes my berries. Listening to it, I feel like I’m a cool daddy-o who’s got it made in the shade along side my ginchiest gal with a classy chassis. We’re at a club like the Copacabana with a whiskey and a cigar blowing off steam before we burn rubber to the passion pit for a double feature and some backseat bingo. I’m no aficionado here, but I do think Stan Getz is a hip cat on the saxophone. Not to be a wet rag, but I do not consider jazz to be the bee’s knees. I did catch some Z’s while listening to this one (it’s been a long week). We’ll nightingale, here’s my tale: If someone had this album on, I would enjoy hearing it through. And that’s the word from the bird. I’ll put a lid on it now.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

Is it possible for Jon to give a Jazz album fewer than 5 stars? Yes. Is it possible for Jon to give a Samba album fewer than five stars? Yes. Is it possible for Jon to give a BOSSA NOVA album fewer than five stars? No.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

At first seeing 'Jazz' in the album name was a bit intimidating, but this is the kind of jazz you drink coctails to, not the kind which makes your ears bleed...

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

Love this album-- excellent for those late spring nights on the patio, when the wind blows through the open windows of the house

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Fri Dec 03 2021
5

What is "bossa nova"? Well it seems that the answer is in this album. The title itself (probably) summarizes it all, "jazz samba"! That's bossa nova, jazz samba. I can see why this album ignited the so-called bossa nova craze. It's chill, it's atmospheric, and it's energetic. The very music that one would hear in some tropical themed restaurant or some pub. What a good introduction to the genre. I enjoyed it a lot, despite my dislike towards jazz in general.

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Wed Dec 09 2020
5

What an absolutely fucking delightful album. I listened to it twice. Exuberant polyphony and phenomenal musicianship from start to finish. Fuck yes

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Relaxing, good music to work to

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

Easy listening smooth Jazz. Great to work or walk to. Summer vibes

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Mon Jun 07 2021
5

5.0 - Loved his tropicalia exploration and this one is equally awesome. Classy, warm, sophisticated.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

How is it possible that I did not have this album. Truly a crime. Great -- super mellow and groovy. Sunday morning wake up music.

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Tue May 25 2021
5

The definition of cool. Mellow and exciting. Can never go wrong with Stan Getz.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
5

YES! YES! YES! Va, va, va, va.. FIVE! You know when your husband is gonna try and put the moves on you when he throws this on the record player. I think this is Pepe Le Pew's go to. I'm sure Stan Getz a lotta action with that love horn of his.... mmhmmm. I dig this album and will listen to it before and after sex.

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

Upbeat, good vibe music. Made me want to get up and dance!

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

Very nice! Very good background music that makes me want to journey to spain during a coffee break

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

This is such a welcoming introduction to Stan Getz, it feels familiar immediately and sets a perfect mood.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

Cool, pleasant, and surprisingly accessible for a classic jazz album.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

This album is new to me. I have heard of Stan, but never really took the time to explore him. I dig several forms of jazz, but Samba just isn't my thing. However, this listen on a Sunday morning with 7 inches of freshly fallen snow, did give me reason to sample some more of his stuff. Then once I saw there was a "The Essential Stan Getz" album, I have been enjoying him since, and would consider more of his smooth slow stuff a beautiful option in the right time and place.

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Tue Dec 15 2020
5

Two American gringoes steal Brazil's music. But they steal it very, very well. 5

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Fri Dec 04 2020
5

Voy por la tercera y lo amo. Ya las conozco todas, el sax suena lindo y la grabación increible

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Mon Nov 09 2020
5

pretty relaxing album, smooooth jazz, smooooooooth samba, smoooooooooooooooooooooth jazz samba. yum yum yum.

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Sat Jul 17 2021
5

Silky smooth

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

great album, can see if being used for sunday mornings making breakfast!

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

Just perfect composition.

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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

Yes!

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Uma delícia

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Great.

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Wed Mar 31 2021
5

Always a classic

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

This is so freaking classic and so freaking good. I'll take more where that came from.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

Wow, I absolutely loved this album. Transported to another place.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
5

HELL yeah, man. holy shit, this was so good.

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Amazing

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

this is what i play when we cook dinner

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Sat May 22 2021
5

So elegant and comforting. I really enjoyed this work by the two jazz legends.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

Se me ha hecho breve

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Thu Jan 21 2021
5

Amazing!

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Great Jazz! Not to crazy, not too chill.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
5

Really enjoyed it

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

As described

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Tue Feb 09 2021
5

Pure vibez, a shame it's only 33 minutes long!

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Cool

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Tue Apr 27 2021
5

Brilliant for working at home

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

I like that bossa sound, love the album

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

Exquisite. Transports you away from wherever you are.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
5

I love jazz wth. I will listen to this while doing schoolwork when school starts (s) Favorite songs: Samba Dees Days, Samba Triste, Samba De Uma Nota So, Bahia

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

A Stine called classic and highly influential album. Introduced jazz lovers in North America to bossa nova. What more is there to say. 5 🌟

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

A Stone cold classic and highly influential album. Introduced jazz lovers in North America to bossa nova. What more is there to say. 5 🌟

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Thu Sep 16 2021
5

Great stuff. I love a good samba or bassa nova. Listened to this one back-to-back.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

This is brilliant. Never heard it before and loving it.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
5

Good stuff, very nice to listen to. Would pick it up if I saw it at my record store.

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Mon Oct 18 2021
5

Lovely! So relaxing

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

bossa nova!

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

Reminds me of sitting in a Brazilian steakhouse

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

This is the kind of album that soothes your very soul, through it´s beautiful yet baffling music.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

Not a jazz fan myself but this a very smooth record. Relaxing & easy one to follow. Beautiful blend of guitar rhythm , bass and saxophone. Recommended!

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Easy listening. Very relaxing.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Loving

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

Et ça fait samba cafew cafew carnaval

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Sun Jan 02 2022
5

Spectacular music. Not one I would have found my way to, so thank you!

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Sun Jan 16 2022
5

Солидно

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

I didn't expect to like this.

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Sat Feb 19 2022
5

Quem der menos de 5 tem de ser banido

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

This one was much better than I expected. Might come back to it

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Wed Mar 16 2022
5

oo another 5?

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Mon Apr 04 2022
5

Awesome, Brazil is so great!

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Thu May 19 2022
5

I need more jazz samba in my life

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Wed May 25 2022
5

10/10. This was like the perfect chill studying music. Was not expecting to like this as much as I did.

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Mon Jun 06 2022
5

based asf easy 10/10

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Tue Jul 05 2022
5

That's my jam... Pure bliss. Highlight: Desafinado

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Sadly this arrived on a rainy day, not the best weather for Jazz Samba, but still great playing. Smooth and mellow to a fault.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

I mean, is this a complete white colonization of samba, or is this jazzy/chilly heaven? Samba/bosa nova is itself a product of colonization! Can a colonial art form be further colonized? Any way, five stars for the chill factor, but I reserve the right to critique and update based on cultural violence.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

Glorious.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
5

Every song in this album is an easy, relaxing listen. Really enjoyed E Luxo So on first listen.

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Thu Jul 14 2022
5

ну стэн гетц конечьно не оджи боссановер но он круто коллабил с челами типа жильберто... всем кто не в теме рекомендую найти эти траки с вокалом, они очень вайбовые!

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

A whole vibe

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Cool textures and rythms are found throughout.

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

This is good, damm good

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Fri Aug 19 2022
5

Great

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Sat Aug 20 2022
5

PERFECT JAZZ

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Amazing and chill

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Wed Aug 24 2022
5

Felt like I was at a Rom Burgundy concert, and I liked it.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
5

Reminds me of summer 1954, when I cruised around the Amalfi coast in my convertible Fiat, wooed beautiful Italian women, and did other stuff I completely made up for the purposes of this review.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Very relaxing and musically full.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
5

A classic!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Great album!

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

very danceable!

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Tue Sep 13 2022
5

Awesome chill, Sunday jazz

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

Really nice and chill, I loved it! Great for background music and to study!

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

I don't really need to listen to this to know I'm going to love it. I listened to it. I loved it.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Ya like jazz

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

I love it! O Pato!! This song keeps finding me. What a fun album, honestly.

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

This was a joy to read to

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Mon Oct 10 2022
5

Loved it.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Generally speaking I don't know exactly how to judge jazz, however I loved the "sweetness" of the sax it wasn't agressive or too passive, it was just on point. The timing of the percussions also was perfect, really it was one of the best jazz albums.

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

Great background music. Good energy and consistent

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

One thing I can say is that this project has made me realize that I like jazz. At least as much as any genre. Jazz encompasses a wide range like any other genre. Stan Getz is truly one of my favorites. I adore this album. Those smooth bossa nova beats have me drifting off into some blissful place. I definitely need to spend more time with music like this.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

Utterly delightful.

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

That was just wonderful! I guess I love Jazz Samba. Very smooth!!

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

For decades, one of my favorite albums has been Getz/Gilberto. How then, did I miss this wonderful previous work? Getz's saxophone is warm and familiar to me, and I loved the addition of Charlie Byrd's guitar. It definitely feels like jazz meets samba, and so is an apt title. This delightful album made me swoon. Blame it on the bossa nova!

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

I can’t remember exactly when I crossed over from thinking “Bossanova = Muzak” to “the styles loosely labeled as Bossa Nova = groovy, accessible jazz played by incredibly talented musicians.” But I did, and have never looked back. This album fits the bill, being of course one of the original efforts to popularize (and in this case reproduce) this music in the USA. Sure, it can provide great atmosphere as background music for cocktail hour, but there’s so much to enjoy in every track on close listening. I was much less familiar with this record than some others (Getz/Gilberto for example), but I loved it. A shout-out to the engineer and mixer too - rarely have I enjoyed hard panning so much as when listening to these legends through headphones.

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

One of my favs! Charlie byrds playing is really cool on this. Probably my fav of the 60’s American bossa crossover. A perfect record!

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Tue Nov 22 2022
5

Great album. Stan Getz playing is so smooth I love his rhythmic feel. Charlie Byrds bluesier guitar playing is the perfect contrast too. Cool arrangements. First and last songs are my favorite. Love the double bass on Bahia

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

C'est tellement du bon jazz, tellement mon style que je me suis meme pas rendu comtpe que l'album était terminé et j'ai écouté pendant 1h30... 5

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Fri Sep 25 2020
4

Really enjoyed -more than I thought I would - good for dinner time

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Wed Sep 16 2020
4

Another perfect cooking album

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Tue Jun 01 2021
4

I saw "Jazz Samba" and was intimidated, as I typically do not seek out jazz or samba. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this. Great work/walk/chill music.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Super mood music. Makes me want to order a Manhattan in a dark, fancy bar. Love the Latin influences, gets a little dancing out of me. Favorite tracks: "Simba De Uma Nota So", "Desafinado"

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Fri Oct 23 2020
4

An excellent jazz record that shows all of the shades of the Samba, and a beautiful example of Latin jazz with the ever popular version of "Desafinado" that all will recognize once they hear it.

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Fri Jan 08 2021
4

Beautiful jazz album

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Thu Dec 24 2020
4

This was truly delightful

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Mon Jan 04 2021
4

Cool. Smooth af. Occasionally strays too far towards cheesy lounge music for my tastes. But pretty great overall.

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Fri Dec 11 2020
4

Great easy listening tunes, perfect complement to morning coffee

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Sat Jun 19 2021
4

Lovely

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Stunning. Great tone.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

First jazz album

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Very relaxing and soothing. Nice to do the dishes too

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Thu Mar 18 2021
4

This should be good. Not treadmill listening though!

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

1. Really laid back, shakers are a nice element to the percussion. I love the chill guitar and saxophone. Bass and guitar solos are cool. 2. Saxophone pops off, really like it along with the rhythm guitar. 3. Really cool guitar work, it works amazingly with the saxophone. Love the chill vibe. 4. A more sad track (given the name) that sounds really nice and relaxing while downcast. Saxophone part is really good at conveying this feeling of sadness, which the rhythm guitar accents well. 5. Reminds me of some song, I really love it though. Rhythm guitar is cool. 6. Amazing guitar riff, I love it so much. 7. Really chill guitar, love it so much. Saxophone part is really nice too.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Great smooth jazz. Timeless

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Playing this made my apartment instantly more classy. I like it. Gotta love that Bossa Nova beat.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
4

Dig the fusion. Dig the vibe.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Pretty chill for work.

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

bom

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

So so so good, absolutely loved this album. Gave me some jazz vibes but also had some Hawaiian influence too which I was into.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
4

Real smooth. Really enjoyed this listening experience.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Relaxing warm smooth Jazz. I like it, but not something I would listen to often. Not very exciting/energetic. Definitely cozy and romantic.

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Sat Jan 16 2021
4

This is the kind of stuff I was hoping to get introduced to.

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Sat Apr 17 2021
4

I quite liked this one. Winston too.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

I love Jazz Samba, the Brazillian feel is conducive to relaxing, reading, cooking, dancing, anything that puts you in a good headspace.

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Tue Feb 02 2021
4

smud jazz

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Wed Jan 20 2021
4

Great sax music, unlike any music I usually listen to. The playing of the sax from Getz with Byrd's guitar is pleasant and fun.

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Smooth and jazzy. I liked it, but none of the songs really stood out.

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Sun Feb 14 2021
4

Jazz clásico. Muy bueno y agradable.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

A nice ambiance chill album, I dug it

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Mon Mar 29 2021
4

amazing jazz

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Mi disclaimer esta vez es que el jazz todavía escapa de mis apreciaciones, pero en esta fusión con ritmos brasileños, crea un ambiente súper tranquilo, que, por desgracia, no deja de recordarme a la música de restaurante o de elevador (no lo digo per se como algo malo). Diría un amigo, "pues sí, en eso lo convirtieron". O sea no es culpa del jazz que suena así o de la bossa nova, tan de moda para versionar canciones pop, pero a eso termina por remitirme. Un ambiente tranquilo, que abre el apetito o en el que estoy esperando que pase algo elegante o fabuloso con mi vida... Y no pasa. Así pues con este disco, mis favoritas, que además pienso que juntas son como dos caras de una misma moneda: "O Pato" y "Samba triste". 8/10

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Buen album de saxos

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Cool rhythms, great percussion and sax, unexpectedly cool guitar

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Beautiful, relaxing, and fun. Loved Samba Dees Days

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

“Jazz Samba” by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (1962) Most readers of these reviews are unfamiliar with this kind of music, but if you’re serious, you should give it a listen. This is especially the case if you have both a burgeoning interest in jazz and already have an interest in classical guitar and Latin music (Ya sabes de quién estoy hablando). At least put it on in the background while you work. Historically, bossa nova came and went, but the beauty of it remains on timeless recordings such as this one. Today’s listeners will be put off by the objectionable level of tape hiss and the somewhat muddy mix and buzzing in the bass, but just imagine yourself in a New York jazz club after a couple of cocktails and you’ll get beyond these defects (This kind of music is why Klipsch speakers were invented). The musical formula for success here is the melodic weaving between the two star performers Stan Getz (tenor sax) and Charlie Byrd (guitar), both giants in the genre. Their melodies are fashioned around chord structures that are more predictable and thus more steadily accessible than progressive jazz—heavy bass on the downbeat, steel brushes on the snare head, gentle syncopated rim shots (and did I mention tasteful and sensuous cowbell? I could use some more cowbell). I breathe a sigh over this music. History is more than the past. It informs who we are in the present. 4/5

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

Pues bien. Digo el bossanova me suena bonito y todo, pero hasta ahí. Mood: caipirinha

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Thu Jul 22 2021
4

Delivers exactly what it says it is

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

Very nice upbeat/smooth jazz

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Samba BABY.. SAMBA! YEAAH!!!

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

This was a quality album, my brain has new elevator music to play when I'm zoning out now. Desafinado was especially good.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
4

No sé bien qué decir de este álbum, me parece que está bien hecho y el saxofón une bien el sonido de todos los tracks, pero ya a la distancia desde su publicación y con otros referentes de bossa nova a la mano igual y no suena tan impactante. Pero sigue siendo bueno.

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Mon Apr 05 2021
4

Noah's favorite album so far. Some damn fine bossa nova.

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Tue May 25 2021
4

Pretty great Jazz! Can definitely see myself putting this on while studying or cleaning.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Buena percusión, se le da bien a Stan Getz lo del saxofón y tal.

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Mon Jun 07 2021
4

Sexy, bossa nova-y, good morning jam on a Friday.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
4

Very much enjoyed this

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

Classic lounge music teilweise fast scho aufzug

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Sat May 01 2021
4

3.6. Latin Jazz vibes

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Fri May 07 2021
4

It was good, just tough to listen to a full jazz album

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Sun May 30 2021
4

One of the better albums I’ve heard

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Mon May 10 2021
4

4/5 Lekker ontspannen

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Wed May 12 2021
4

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Mon May 24 2021
4

really solid jazz album. amazing soundscapes

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

Funky! I like the guitar

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Wed Jun 09 2021
4

June 8th, 2021 1.DESAFINADO- Great easygoing Bossa-Nova that sets the whole mood. 2.SAMBA DEES DAYS- Festive tune. What's not to love about it. 3.O PATO- Nice acoustic work on this song. One of the best on the album. 4.SAMBA TRISTE- Minor key samba. Pretty good. 5.SAMBA DE UMA NOTA SO- The percussion really makes this track something special. 6.E LUXO SO- This one REALLY takes you south of equator. Perhaps my favorite track. 7.BAHIA- Sets a similar mood to "Samba Trieste". Not bad for a romantic evening either. >In Review: If possible, this would get a 9 out of 10. Like Stan Getz's later album "Getz/Gilberto"(1964), this album is full of relaxing songs that whisks the listener away to the sunny land of Brazil. I do feel as if vocals would have elevated this album (Astrud and João Gilberto's vocals, along with Antonio Carlos Jobim's piano made the latter named album special, a true 5/5). However Getz, Byrd and the rest of the musicians on this album truly made it terrific, and worthy of the record collections of any sophisticated music connoisseur. Should I ever visit Brazil, this will be on the playlist.

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Sat Jul 24 2021
4

I really enjoyed the mix of Jazz and Samba. Just good, enjoyable music with enough technical depth to get hooked. The bad part though is when getting unhooked, I found it lacked catchy hooks to really draw me back in. When I focused on something else and the album became background listening, I found it hard to distinguish it from simple muzak. I'd rate this one a 3.5, but round it up because it broadened my appreciation for a type of music I don't usually listen to.

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Fri Aug 20 2021
4

Jazz but not the really out-there whacky kind. Pretty short as far as albums go too, doesn't overstay. I liked it, good background music to get some work done, has a Latin vibe in the percussion.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
4

Rating: 7/10

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

A very enjoyable record. There is actually very little to no filler on this album. 4,5/5

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

gonna be generous as I don't like Jazz but feel quite moved by this

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Nice music to listen to in an elevator or to be left with your own thoughts

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

No-nonsense bossa nova album. Short and sweet. Strong album throughout, no frills or gimmicks.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

Liked it

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Sat Oct 02 2021
4

A classic album, and one I think listened to many times at Dads, but I don’t think he pace really suits me

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

Really short but nice album. It's certainly something I would listen to again without reservation, but as with most stuff in the pure instrumental jazz genre, it's not something I would actively reach for. 4 stars.

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Wed Oct 20 2021
4

Yndislegur fílingur, mjög smúþ.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Nice

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Sun Oct 31 2021
4

Well I think the title gives a fair bit away haha. Ok this is pretty soothing. I could listen to a fair bit of this. It kind has this gypsy jazz feel to it, the album length is perfect, it has tempo changes between songs, it's just a genuinely fun album. Reading wiki, surprised to find out it's from the US - I was expecting it to be from Brazil or maybe Argentina given the song titles and overall sound. Still, 4/5.

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Tue Nov 02 2021
4

A different side of Getz that I'm not familiar with.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Smooth as butter

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Wed Nov 10 2021
4

Nascut en una època increïblement fecunda en els dos géneres, i també en la fusió d'ells, aquest és un dels treballs que en destaca. Dos mestres barrejant sonoritats i influències, que a mi m'apropa més a Brasil que a EUA, però la temperança i savoir faire dels dos protagonistes el fan d'escolta deliciosa, especialment per matins o capvespres de relax i esparciment

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Possibly my favorite jazz album, especially the first song.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

very smooth... saxophone is used well, not too overwhelming, just right. fun jazz tracks to put you in a good mood!

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Mon Nov 15 2021
4

Vivid tunes to set up the right ambiance for relax, study or dance alone or with somebody

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Decent classic jazz. I feel like I've heard some of these songs in passing before. Overall, interesting to start picking up on some of the common key changes in jazz and to hear the Latin influence as well. Might start messing around with these key changes.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

Really enjoyed Charlie Byrd's guitar - some lovely interplay with the saxophone and double bass

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

idk how to tell good jazz from bad jazz but i liked it it was jazzy

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Wed Nov 24 2021
4

Samba y jazz. Jazz y samba. Animado.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
4

They don't call Stan Getz "The Sound" for nothing. This is the epitome of the background music I want to hear playing in a good dive bar.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Nice and chill bosa nova Rating: 8/10

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Like this a lot. Short though

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

Very catchy jazz. Perfect as a backdrop for social occasions.

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Tue Dec 28 2021
4

Fantastic way to wind down after meetings before logging off for the day

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Sat Jan 01 2022
4

Extremely relaxing. So funny that this was recorded in a church in an area of DC I used to frequent all the time. I see this is allegedly responsible for the bossa nova boom... a pretty cool nugget of trivia. Highly enjoyable stuff.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
4

Way better than expected. Great for keeping on in the home during chores, keeps ya moving. 4.5

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Sat Jan 15 2022
4

The band sits precisely the correct distance and on the right side of "cool". The guitar most of all; The sax stays understated but not drowsy; The drumming is the hot hot source of life. It's an easy-to-listen-to album from beginning to end, but not because the same song or line gets played. One to make one sit up and realize why the Latin input to jazz is so important and enduring.

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Mon Jan 17 2022
4

Not my style, but nice to listen to.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

Maybe I should listen to more Jazz.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Solid instrumental album. Has a very uplifting vibe for the soul. Could definitely be used for soft dinner party music or while having wine before dinner. Not necessarily a album I going to turn on for a drive or doing housework, but good for cooking, drinking wine and cocktails.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

Fire

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Wed Feb 02 2022
4

Huge fan of the Sax. Also there’s many different moods in this one, the first song made me want to drink in a bar with some cigars and later in the album it felt like upbeat elevator music. Good time, would listen again.

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Mon Feb 07 2022
4

Light and fun. Good to listen when you need peace inyour soul and a litle bit of hapinness.

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Ahh the sweet sound of 60's South American influenced Jazz. Takes you back to Sean Connery as Bond, the Girl from Ipanema etc... A simpler time maybe? My first time of listening to this album but the tunes see so familiar. "Desafinado" has been used on so many soundtracks I think. I like the cockiness of "O Pato" this music has a confidence is of the the era, the post war blues had gone and their was a new optimism of better things to come. The silky smoothness of "Samba Triste" is also of the era. It is such a shame that drummer Buddy Deppenschmidt and bassist Keter Betts don't get the same billing as Stan & Charlie for this is definitely an ensemble piece and without these two it would not have had the same impact or influence I think. Justifiably on this list I did enjoy it.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

pretty good catjam

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

The saxophone, the guitar, the samba and percussion are all brilliant here to create a wonderfully chilled out vibe on this record.

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

Bossa Nova - really enjoyed this, very warm, mellow & uplifting. Beautiful sax with sunny light Spanish guitar rhythms.

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